It doesn’t matter how big you are, you can’t bully social media

This blog post has been inspired by a news article regarding the Conservative party changing a Wikipedia page to back up a claim made by David Cameron in a debate with the Labour party.  I’m not going to go into politics here, as that’s not what this blog post is about.  Further more, I’m not going to take a negative stance towards the Conservatives as I feel this was more a case of misunderstanding and naivety towards online social media then a case of aggressively changing history for their own means.  However, the backbone of the story remains true.  No matter how big you are, how much money you can spend, you can not change social media if it says something you dislike.

Now, when I say “you can not change social media”, I don’t mean it’s physically impossible.  The issue is that it’s in fact very easy to alter what Wikipedia pages say, it’s entirely possible to pay a blogger to write a new story (everybody has a price, I’m sure), however, the issue is that these practices are so strongly hated by the billions of people online that use social media that the backlash would be horrendous.  There’s no point in actively trying to control what people say, as we will always find other ways of saying it.  Besides, history shows that even super powers have tried to silence the people, and we know how this has always ended up.

Rather than controlling bloggers words, why not just treat them like respectable human beings?  Social media isn’t a little kid in the playground who can be pushed around for his lunch money, so please don’t try it.  You’ll only get burned.  However, there ARE ways that you can use social media to your advantage that won’t get your company on the front of Yahoo news

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One Comment on “It doesn’t matter how big you are, you can’t bully social media”

  1. Mike Says:

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